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This workshop brings together members of the US flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) ecosystem from both commercial and government organizations, as well as DoD personnel with operational needs, to share information about how FHE will enhance warfighter capabilities.
FHE leads the next revolution in electronics; it is the technology that will enable much of the Internet of Things and a generation of electronics in novel forms and mediums. FHE enables the attachment of ultra-thin semiconductor/sensor devices to flexible, conformable, stretchable substrates, such as fabrics or aircraft wings, or to flexible systems such as soft robotic exoskeletons and prosthetics. These technologies can be leveraged to improve devices and components by reducing the footprint and volume, directly applying them to an item or substrate, and integrating devices into common current products.
In developing new products for these civilian, defense, and dual-use purposes, many of the manufacturing challenges are the same, but the differences are significant, including the new technology integration path. To address these varied challenges, NextFlex has developed a workshop to bring together both sides of the issues, to share and learn, so that the FHE community can actively develop targeted approaches to solving the most critical DoD needs.
Who Should Attend
- Traditional and non-traditional defense contractors
- US government staff with electronics operational needs
- Program office engineering staff looking for new solutions and performers
- FHE technology developers from commercial, academic, and government organizations
- Designers and manufacturers of defense electronics
- Members of the FHE community who want to better understand defense applications
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018
8:00am CHECK-IN and BREAKFAST (Auditorium)
8:50AM SESSION 1: WARFIGHTER HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE MONITORING
SESSION 1 CHAIR: Lt. Col. Melinda Eaton; Deputy Project Manager, Tissue Injury and Regenerative Medicine PMO, USAMMDA
SESSION 1 TOPICS
Hydration patch; smart flight suit; soft robotics; plus requirements, development, and transition; and more.
SESSION 1 PRESENTERS AND PANELISTS
REQUIREMENTS, DEVELOPMENT, AND TRANSITION
- Bindu Nair, OSD – Human Performance, Training and BioSystems Directorate OASD (R&E) / OUSD (AT&L)
- Commander Christopher Steele, Military Operational Medicine Program
- Steven Hawbecker, USMRMC
- Lisa Borek, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
- Gavin Barnes, Lockheed Martin
- Azar Alizadeh, GE Global Research Center
- Jeremy Ward, US Air Force Research Laboratory
- Anthony Piazza, Flex
1:15PM SESSION 2: STRUCTURAL HEALTH AND ASSET MANAGEMENT
SESSION 2 CHAIR: Kenneth Blecker; Research Engineer, ARDEC
SESSION 2 TOPICS
Munitions health; plus conformal printing on flexible, 3-D surfaces; and more.
SESSION 2 PRESENTERS AND PANELISTS
- Mark Davis, Lockheed Martin
- Brian Kimball, NSRDEC
- James Zunino, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
3:00PM SESSION 3: ANTENNAE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION
SESSION CHAIR: Joseph Kunze; President and CEO, SI2 Technologies, Inc.
SESSION 3 TOPICS
T/R modules; surface and subsurface communication; printed RFs; additive manufacturing of antennae; conformal antennae; and more.
SESSION 3 PRESENTERS AND PANELISTS
- Michael Doctor, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy RDT&E
- Stephen Gonya, Lockheed Martin
- William Joo, SPAWAR
- Andrew Kwas, Northrop Grumman
- Tom Markarian, Raytheon
- Richard Osgood, NSRDEC
- Robert Smith, Boeing
- Matt Walsh, NSWC Crane
5:30pm NETWORKING RECEPTION (Space Experience Center)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018
7:30am CHECK-IN and BREAKFAST (Auditorium)
8:00am DoD Needs and Requirements and the NextFlex FHE Roadmap (NextFlex Members and Government Partners Only)
A working session to identify opportunities, challenges, and priorities to support anticipated defense and other government needs in three NextFlex Technical Platform Demonstrator/application areas. NextFlex members and government partners will lay a foundation for roadmapping and potential collaborative funded project efforts.
8:30am BREAKOUT A
10:00am BREAKOUT B
11:30am Group Outbrief
Global Vision Center
2121 Crystal Dr, Ste 100
Arlington, VA 22202
Residence Inn Arlington Capital View – $289 block rate, expiring April 20th.
Book soon; limited rooms at this rate are available and rates rise quickly in this area.
- Free hot breakfast
- 0.6 mile / 11 minute stroll to the workshop at Lockheed
- 1 mile to DCA airport
- Free shuttle service to and from DCA airport
- Free internet
Other hotels near the workshop
Member Registration – $180
Non-member Registration* – $280 (*non-members must be a government contractor to register)
Government – $0
Early bird rate ends April 20th.
After April 15th, there is no refund. Substitutions are allowed.
Unable to view the registration form? Contact NextFlex by email or call 408-797-2218.
Azar Alizadeh, GE Global Research
Scott Anderson, Lockheed Martin
Kenneth Blecker, ARDEC
Melinda Eaton, USAMMDA
Eric Forsythe, ARL
Mark Gordon, MFG Strategy
Alice Hatfield, Lockheed Martin
Craig Herndon, NSWC
Daniel Hines, LPS
Dave Kalinske, Flex
Joseph Kunze, SI2 Technologies, Inc.
Benjamin Leever, AFRL
Claire Lepont, UMass Lowell
Bryan Mitsdarffer, NSWC
Brian Olson, NSWC
Wayde Schmidt, UTRC
Geoffrey Slipher, ARL
Robert Smith, Boeing
Roger Smith, NSWC
Jeff Stuart, Lockheed Martin
Christian Whitchurch, DTRA
James Zunino, ARDEC
Contact NextFlex by email or call 1-408-797-2218.